New York Times: Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings

New York Times: Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings. ” Top White House officials pressured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this summer to downplay the risk of sending children back to school, a strikingly political intervention in one of the most sensitive public health debates of the pandemic, according to documents and interviews with current and former government officials. As part of their behind-the-scenes effort, White House officials also tried to circumvent the C.D.C. in a search for alternate data showing that the pandemic was weakening and posed little danger to children.”

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